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REOPENING OF SCHOOL – SEPTEMBER 2021

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PRESS STATEMENT 26th August 2021
REOPENING OF SCHOOL – SEPTEMBER 2021
Guided by the advice of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs
and following consultations with stakeholders, including the Saint Lucia
Teachers’ Union and the National Principal Association, the Department of
Education wishes to advise of the following:
• The annual Planning and Preparation week for principals and teachers
previously agreed for the period Monday 30th August, 2021 to Friday 3rd
September, 2021 has now been extended to continue through to Friday
10th September, 2021 to allow for further development of plans given
the proposed teaching and learning modality for the reopening of
school.
• Instruction and Learning will commence for all educational and training
institutions on Monday 13th September, 2021, utilizing the Distributed
Learning Approach. This means that there will be no face-to-face
instruction and students are not to report to the physical school plant.
The public will be informed of any changes to this approach after
further consultations with the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly
Affairs and relevant stakeholders.
• Early Childhood Centers shall be opened for face-to-face engagement
on Monday 6th September, 2021.
• The newly commissioned Early Childhood Centers in Monchy, Gros
Islet, Jacmel and Micoud shall open for face-to-face engagement on
Monday 4th October, 2021.
…END…

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Former George Charles Secondary site to be put to use?

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Plans are afoot for the former home of the now nonexistent George Charles Secondary School, some five years after closure. In 2017 the institution saw the last cohort of students emerge from its doors, yet according to Education Minister Shawn Edward, an examination will soon be executed, on the use of the now derelict location.

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Minister dubs student performance a reflection of Educators

The performance of national students has been deemed an indication of efforts expended by educators guiding their instruction.
The analysis was presented by Minister with responsibility for Education Hon Shawn Edward, who earlier today issued a series of updates highlighting the direction expected to be taken in providing oversight to matters falling under the purview of the ministry.
According to the Education Minister recent changes are expected to shape educational affairs in the months ahead.

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The performance of national students has been deemed an indication of efforts expended by educators guiding their instruction. The analysis was presented by Minister with responsibility for Education Hon Shawn Edward, who earlier today issued a series of updates highlighting the direction expected to be taken in providing oversight to matters falling under the purview of the ministry. According to the Education Minister recent changes are expected to shape educational affairs in the months ahead.

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IS A TEACHING FLAW CAUSING CSEC STUDENTS TO FAIL MATH?

Saint Lucian CSEC students collectively registered the island’s highest math average in the last three years – 49.54%. Although Saint Lucia outperformed the CSEC region in 2021, one local educator says unless there’s a rethink of how students are taught math parents and teachers can expect more failing grades in the years to come.

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Saint Lucian CSEC students collectively registered the island’s highest math average in the last three years – 49.54%. Although Saint Lucia outperformed the CSEC region in 2021, one local educator says unless there’s a rethink of how students are taught math parents and teachers can expect more failing grades in the years to come.


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